Ptangmatik wrote:But are you counting your loyalty to the US or to China? Also, imagine that the system measures your loyalty to whichever political party you don't like For simplicity lets say, the system measures your loyalty to Donald Trump, and makes it harder to get a loan, Internet access and travel documents when you say anything anti-Trump on any social media including forums, messaging services including Skype and text messages. Would that temper your curiosity?
I would honestly be proud of seeing how quickly I could tank (EDIT: 'tank' means 'lower'. I can't remember if this is a specifically British colloquialism) my score if I was on the system. However, I'd be too scared to do so if I lived in China where it would actually affect me, I'd certainly avoid using the system for as long as possible. In particular, I find the idea of making any such surveillance software mandatory utterly abhorrent.
Of course it'd be loyalty to China, as that's what this system is. And I'd assume that I'd end up with a low score, of course, since I have very little affiliation with China. I was simply curious whether there were any things I agreed
with the Chinese government about on any level
, as I don't know much about it other than the fact that it's somewhat oppressive. The main
reason I was curious about it was that it wouldn't
affect me. If it would affect me, I wouldn't be nearly as curious. I don't find surveillance software abhorrent in itself
, as long as it's opt-in
. Such things should be "You give us this data, we give you this benefit." Like, if you want to use Uber, you have to sacrifice the privacy of your location for the convenience of being picked up. That sort of thing I'm OK with, as long as it's up-front. The fact that Sesame Credit is going to be mandatory for people in China in 2020 is the big problem.
And I use "tank" and I'm from the US, so I don't think it's specifically British.